How Community Food Share Works

What is a Food Bank?

A food bank collects, stores, and distributes food to those in need.

Where Does the Food Come From?

88%

Donated Food
Most of our food is donated through food rescue, but we also receive it from local farms and community food drives

6%

Purchased Food
To supplement donations and meet the nutritional needs of those we serve, we leverage national and local relationships to purchase food at the lowest possible price

6%

Government Commodities
We receive some of our food through federal programs that are overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture

FOOD RESCUE — Community Food Share rescues safe, surplus food from going to waste so that it can instead help nourish those struggling with hunger. Retail grocers, farmers, producers, distributors, and foodservice operators donate food that is not profitable to sell, close-dated, overstock, seasonal, or cosmetically damaged.

We rescue 8 tons of food a day that would otherwise go into landfills!

Where Does the Food Go?

65%

Partner Agency Distribution
Most of our food is distributed through a network of more than 40 local non-profit organizations.

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35%

Community Distribution
We also provide food directly to families, seniors, and other individuals in need through our onsite and mobile pantries.

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Community Food Share distributes enough food for 25,000 meals every day.

Is the Food Healthy?

Our goal is to distribute 9.3 million pounds of food this year, but we focus on quality, not just quantity. At least 75% of our distribution will be fresh produce, dairy, or protein.

Fresh Produce: 35%
Dairy and High Protein Foods: 40%